The best thing about tofu--besides its nutritional value--is the way it carries other flavors, such as the tanginess of this sesame dressing. Serve this warm salad with crunchy breadsticks and a tall glass of iced jasmine tea. Source: EatingWell Magazine, August/September 2005

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Instructions Checklist
  • Whisk canola oil, vinegar, honey, soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger and salt in a bowl.

  • Place tofu and 2 tablespoons of the dressing in a large nonstick skillet. Cook over medium-high heat, turning every 2 to 3 minutes, until golden brown, 12 to 15 minutes total. Remove from the heat, add 1 tablespoon of the dressing to the pan and stir to coat.

  • Toss greens, carrots and cucumber with the remaining dressing. Serve immediately, topped with the warm tofu.


Make Ahead Tip: The dressing (Step 1) will keep, covered, in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Whisk just before using.

People with celiac disease or gluten-sensitivity should use soy sauces that are labeled "gluten-free," as soy sauce may contain wheat or other gluten-containing sweeteners and flavors.

Nutrition Facts

236 calories; 16.3 g total fat; 1.9 g saturated fat; 454 mg sodium. 749 mg potassium; 15.6 g carbohydrates; 5.1 g fiber; 9 g sugar; 10.9 g protein; 11058 IU vitamin a iu; 23 mg vitamin c; 165 mcg folate; 286 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 78 mg magnesium; 4 g added sugar;

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Rating: 4 stars
I made this salad minus the honey and veggies and with the addition of some minced scallions and roasted shrimp. I was trying to duplicate a recipe that is served at our local Chinese restaurant and this comes very close. It is delicious! Next time I might add a tad more ginger but otherwise it is great as is. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
My mom and I made this together and it not only smells delicious but is packed with flavor. We divided up the salad up into 4 containers for easy serving. I'm trying this for my family. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
This salad is delicious! The tofu added a nice touch to it. We will definitely make this again! Read More